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Do you enjoy our Hello Kitty Online 2009 trailer on YouTube?  We have put up lots of beautiful screen shots on Flickr so do check out our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamcortex, add us to your contact list, and feel free to make comments.

Enjoy!

Hello Kitty Online 2009 Trailer Screen Shots on Flickr

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To all the Hello Kitty fans out there, you must check out this whole new Hello Kitty Online (HKO) game trailer, produced by Dream Cortex.  Don’t forget to leave your comments on YouTube and share it with your friends!

For more details about HKO please visit the official web site at www.hellokittyonline.com.

TBS DigiCon6 AwardsDream Cortex today announced that the animated TV series produced in partnership with Sanrio Digital, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends, has won the DigiCon6 Award 2008 “Prize for Effort” Certificate for the Hong Kong region. The Hong Kong regional award ceremony was held this afternoon (March 25th 2008) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The DigiCon6 Awards, organized by Japan TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), has been one of the most recognized animation awards in Japan.  The award is opened to Japan and other Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Jordan, Thailand and Malaysia.

There there a total of 2,248 entries for the 10th DigiCon6 Awards.

We are extremely honored to receive the 2008 Hong Kong ICT Awards with our Hello Kitty animated series.  Well it’s not just one but a total of four awards, including Best 3D Animation, Best TV Series, Best Modeling & Texturing, and Best Lighting & Rendering.

By the way our Hello Kitty Online has also won the Hong Kong ICT Awards for Best Computer Graphics.  What a great and happy day for us all yesterday!

Here are some photos that we would like to share with you:

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Here are Philip Lau (Creative Leader of Dream Cortex) and Ken Cheng (Animation Team Lead) who just have received the awards from Mr Alan Wan (Secretary of the HK Comics and Animation Federation).

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Philip, Ken and Thomas (Sanrio Digital) with the 5 awards that we won.

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Here’s the Dream Cortex animation team, ready to open a champagne and have a celebration. Well done guys!

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” recognized with Awards for Best 3D Animation and Best TV Series

Hong Kong, 10 February 2009 – Dream Cortex (www.dreamcortex.com) today announced that its 3D CGI animated series “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” (Season Two), produced in partnership with Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong) (www.sanriodigital.com), won awards in four categories at the 2008 Hong Kong ICT Awards. The awards are Best 3D Animation, Best TV Series, Best Modeling & Texturing, and Best Lighting & Rendering.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards (www.hkictawards.hk) is a yearly collaborative effort among digital entertainment organizations, ICT professional bodies, academia and the Government to select and honor Hong Kong’s finest accomplishments in IT and digital entertainment. The presentation ceremony was held on February 9, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” is licensed by Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong), who shares the awards with Dream Cortex. This is the first Sanrio television production made in Hong Kong, and the first Sanrio series made entirely in CGI (Computer Generated Imaging). “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” offers an entertaining and often humorous way for children to learn about social interaction and behaviour while following the adventures of some of the world’s best-loved and most recognizable Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz Maru and Pochacco.

“We are very pleased and honored to be selected by the Hong Kong ICT Awards for the second year in a row, and this year with four wins in four categories. These awards are a strong recognition of our animation team’s creative talents,” said Philip Lau, Creative Leader of Dream Cortex and Co-Director of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends”.

“Season two of our Hello Kitty animation series is bigger, more entertaining, and packed with even better CGI than the first season,” said David Kim, Business Strategic Director of Sanrio Digital. “These multiple Hong Kong ICT Awards are a prestigious acknowledgement of the outstanding production work carried out by Dream Cortex.”

The first season of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” aired in various territories, including Italy, France, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Singapore, Philippine, Thailand and Hong Kong. The second season started airing in Italy in September 2008 and will soon start airing in other territories.

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” is co-directed by Dream Cortex Creative Leader Philip Lau and Emmy Award nominee Matthew Swanson. Songs were written and composed by Hollywood based composer Greg Chun.

 

About Dream Cortex
Dream Cortex is one of Hong Kong’s premier digital content creation companies. As one of the pillars of the renowned Cyberport complex, Dream Cortex offers a state-of-the-art 3D animation and production environment coupled with industry leading digital media post-production and distribution infrastructure. Other creative services offered by Dream Cortex include PC and next-generation console game art design, web design, and interactive application development. For more information please visit www.dreamcortex.com.

 

About Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Sanrio Digital was founded in 2006, as a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co. Ltd. Sanrio Digital handles the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, capitalizing on over three decades of Sanrio original material. The company holds rights to produce offline products based on its online productions, providing synergy between the Sanrio traditional offline business and its digital venture. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com.

 

Press Contact:
Benjamin Yiu
Dream Cortex
Phone: +852 2534 0807
Email: pr@dreamcortex.com

Enjoy this Christmas music video by Hello Kitty and Friends!

This is the TV Ad that Dream Cortex made for Empire Interactive‘s latest NDS game – Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams. The TV Ad has been airing on North American TV channels and is now available on YouTube.

When the game becomes available in Europe next year there will be European versions of the TV Ad in French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams is a fun, exciting and cute adventure for the Nintendo DS, featuring the hugely popular Hello Kitty characters and several mini-games. Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams is distributed by Atari, Inc. in North America under an exclusive multi-year distribution deal between Atari and Empire Interactive.

Here at Dream Cortex we are busy developing more Flash mini-games for Hello Kitty Online, the forth-coming MMORPG to be released in 2009. Players will have access to several mini-games during their adventure in SanrioTown, and will be able to play against each other or solo. Mini-games are an important part of Hello Kitty’s MMORPG.

Four mini-games are nearly complete and in the testing phase: “Keroppi’s Goal Shootout”, “Purin’s Coffeehouse Challenge”, “Landry’s Laundromat” and “Kurousa’s Circus Challenge”.  The mini-games are a blend of colourful 2D graphics and 3D animation, and all have great background music by composer Greg Chun, who provided the score to the award-winning animated series The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends. Here are a few teaser title screen shots.  Sanrio fans out there: make sure you watch for the release of Hello Kitty Online!

Hello Kitty Online Mini-Games

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” trailer has the most popular video in the “Film & Animation – Hong Kong” category on YouTube Hong Kong. As of November 25, 2008, the clip was ranked number 1 on both “Most Viewed (All Time)” and “Most Favorited (All Time)” in its category.

The clip also came in 4th place for “Most Discussed (All Time)”, 5th place for “Top Rated (All Time)”, and 9th place for “Most Responded (All Time)”.

Hello Kitty YouTube Trailer Stat

Dream Cortex is now in development for a free-to-play 3D game soon to be available at Sanriotown.com.  The game is based on Unity game engine (http://www.unity3d.com), an advanced technology that allows to develop and deploy 3D games supporting by many modern web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and most Mozilla-based browsers.  Unity is highly optimized with its real-time 3D rendering, which means players with old computer hardware and drivers would still be able to enjoy the 3D game without the compromise of performance and quality.Unity

This very first Unity 3D game for Sanriotown.com will be featuring with Badtz Maru. Players are required to control Badtz Maru and to catch all the running penguins as quickly as possible.  Challenges and enjoyments enhanced as players advance from stage to stage.

Game release date to be announced.